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Kariba and Hwange safari

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Tour overview

This is an exciting safari for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure. The Tours takes you to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe best national parks with a chance to see the big 5 animals, lots of antelopes and much more. For bird watchers it is an adventure to remember with close to 400 species of birds in these region. The tour kicks off in Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the natural World shared between the 2 countries Zimbabwe and Zambia. Its a mighty wonder indeed, a beauty of what nature can construct over years. As you visit Chobe in Botswana, the best safari country in Africa, the national park does not disappoint due to the proximity to the Chobe river on the periphery of the Okavango Delta, the largest inland Delta in Africa. Hwange national park is probably the best for elephants, buffalo and giraffe sightings with the big cats lions and leopards in the mix. Livingstone is Zambia's most visited destination with a chance to experience the culture and the people of Africa.You sign out your safari in Kariba where you get to go on safari in the lake and also a game drives.

Tour Highlights

  • Hwange national park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe national park
  • Livingstone 
  • lake Kariba

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hwange National Park

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:188km

We have all day Game drive in Hwange national park. Hwange national park is Zimbabwe's biggest national park covering 14 651 sq km. It is home to the large herds of elephants and buffaloes in the region along side the big cats like lions and leopards The park has also over 450 species of birds. The game drive will be on 4x4 open safari vehicles for better view and photographing.

Day 2:Victoria Falls

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Today we spend the day on one of Africa's most visited place the Victoria Falls. Its the natural wonder of the World with a curtain of waterfalls a sheer 1 700 metres and splashing to a depth of 108 metres. The exuberant art of nature here is above board and indeed will take one's breath away. There is much more to do in the small town of Victoria Falls as a world class tourist destination. You have a choice of helicopter flights above the Falls, bungee jumping, bridge swing, sunset cruise even whitewater rafting in the Zambezi river. Its the adventure zone of Africa.

Day 3: Chobe national park(Botswana)

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:100 km

 

We head to Kazungula border post today as we make our way into Botswana. Botswana is a landlocked country bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The country is 581 730 sq km with just a population of over 2 million people. The vast of the area being covered by the Kalahari desert and the Okavango Delta. It is one of the best country in the Southern region for game drives especially in Chobe national park which is one of its prime national park. The Chobe river flows past the national park before converging with the Zambezi river just at the border of the four countries Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. 

Today we explore the Chobe national park from the land during 4x4 game drives and game viewing from the boat on the cruise.

Day 4:Livingstone (Zambia)

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:15 km

 

We make our away to Livingstone today just past the Victoria Falls bridge which separates the 2 countries Zambia and Zimbabwe. We have a day for our cultural tour in the small town of  Livingstone as we get closer to understand the people of the region. later in the day we visit the Livingstone island and have a chance to swim in the Devil's pool just 3 metres from the gorge, definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Zambia on the other hand is land of the peaceful people . Its 752 618 sq km in size with a population of 18 million people. Rich in natural reserves of copper and coal the country is also thriving on tourism with Livingstone being most visited too.

Day 5: Kariba

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:515 km

 

Today we drive through Zambia for 500 km as we make our way to Kariba. Again lake Kariba is shared by the two nations here and like the in Victoria Falls bridge the bridge here separates the 2 two countries. As we cross over to Zimbabwe we take time to tour the bridge understanding the history behind the construction of the World's biggest man-made lakes.

Day 6: Kariba

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Lake Kariba is the World's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. The Kariba dam stands out 128 metres tall and 579 metres long on the Kariba gorge of the Zambezi river basin. The dam forms part of the lake which extends for about 280 km and holds 185 cubic metres of water.

Today we have our day in the lake Kariba on boat cruise as we view game from the lake. We have a chance to go on overnight house boat. Relaxing in the lake watching the stars from the lake would be a great way to spend the night. In a way call it a night safari.

Day 7: Kariba

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

We go on a game drive again today in Mana pools national park. We expect to see huge herds of buffaloes here as well as elephants, lions and leopards. Mana pools is one of Africa's best places to do walking safaris and is regarded as the finest wilderness areas of Africa.

Day 8:Lusaka/Victoria Falls

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:700 km

 

The last day of the Tour as we head back through Zambia for possible drop off in Lusaka or Victoria falls depending on flight arrangements of different clients. Its a drive of 700 km today and we hope to be in Victoria Falls by sunset.

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